Claasen launches 38.8m sailing superyacht Atalante
by Risa Merl
The Truly Classic 127 Atalante was ordered by an existing Claasen owner in 2012, who was stepping up from his 24.7 metre Truly Classic 90, also named Atalante. At the time, the new yacht was planned as Truly Classic 126, but during the course of the build she’s grown by 0.8 metres to be a TC127.
Claasen calls this range “classic yachts with the modern twist” as the Truly Classic line up combines traditional looks with a modern under body and high performance. The 38.4m aluminium, sloop-rigged yacht features exterior styling by Andre Hoek of Hoek Naval Architects. A ketch-rigged version will also be available.
Now that Atalante has left the construction hall, her mast – measuring 48.3 metres above the waterline – and rigging will now be completed. Designed for racing as well as cruising and charter, her lightweight, optimised sail plan and carbon rigging add to her performance capabilities. Built to MCA LY2 regulations, she has been designed to compete in the Superyacht Cup and Spirit of Tradition classes in regattas while also being a comfortable cruiser.
Atalante has classic exterior with a sweeping sheer line and long overhangs. Her deck layout offers a private owner’s cockpit aft and a guest cockpit while the amidships deckhouse has trademark Hoek design styling.
Claasen’s craftsmen are now finishing off the yacht’s classic interior, which will boast white painted panels above the wainscoting and a fireplace in the lower salon.
Unlike previous Truly Classics, the TC127 has an aft owner’s suite leading to a private deckhouse and aft cockpit. “The lower saloon is connected to the owners’ cabin, such that when the owners are on board without guests, they have almost half the boat on their own,” says designer Andre Hoek.
Forward of the engine room there are two generous guest cabins, one double and one twin. The area forward of the mast is reserved for crew members with a spacious galley, crew mess and laundry.